Monday, September 6, 2010

Eye Flu - Conjunctivitis - Eye Care Tips and Truths



-        VIRAL Conjunctivitis or EYE FLU  is  spreading throughout Gujarat rapidly and we have to protect ourselves from it and also control its spread.

TIPS TO PREVENT  EYE FLU
-        Wash your hands frequently.
-        Do not touch or rub your eyes.

THINGS TO DO IF YOU HAVE  EYE FLU

-        SEE AN EYE SPECIALIST IMMEDIATELY TO START APPROPRIATE EYE DROPS.
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      DO NOT START EYE DROPS TAKEN  WITHOUT Doctor’s PRESCRIPTION FROM A CHEMIST as they may contain steroids and which can cause further problems.

-         Wash your hands frequently throughout the day.
-        Keep your towels, handkerchiefs, bedsheets separate to avoid any family member from getting infection.
-        Avoid touching your eyes during conjunctivitis.
-        Eye Flu does not spread by looking into someone’s eyes, but it’s a good idea to wear sunglasses to prevent touching your eyes and comfort from sun , dust etc.
-        Discontinue contact lenses use  immediately.
-        Avoid swimming if you have Conjunctivitis.
-        Excessive watering should be cleaned with tissue and tissues should be discarded.
-        There should be no sharing of eye drops amongst  family members.
-        Avoid going to public places during conjunctivitis.
-        Consult an Eye Specialist /Ophthalmologist  if you have decrease in vision, discharge or increase in swelling while taking any medicine for conjunctivitis.


      Please Note that these are general precautions to be taken for eye flu/ viral conjunctivitis and are issued in public interest , a pink eye can be caused by other infections eye problems as well and the best treatment can be judged by your eye specialist/ ophthalmologist only. Do not use these guidelines for self treatment.

18 comments:

Blackleaf Studios said...

thank you ashish...those are helpful tips..my sis and bro-in-law have it....and its hard to see them suffer..

Dr Ashish Nagpal said...
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Dr Ashish Nagpal said...

thanks....i know......its spreading fast...need to take care.

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Eyes are the most important part and delicate too. My brother was suffering from seasonal flu few months back. Got eye drops and those were quite strong. There was no improvement after three to four applications. Immediately took an appointment with private health clinic suggested by my friend. And he was perfect in a day or so.